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to the story. michelle franzen is here with that. >> good morning, alex. that's right. while this case will be heard by a new york appellate court in june, a final ruling may not come before bloomberg leaves office at the end of this year. but one leading mayoral candidate is already trying to stay out of this fight. >> i don't support the soda ban. now that said, i want to congratulate the mayor. he's done more to fight obesity probably than anybody in any city anywhere. but i worry that if you tell people, you can't have that, they're going to go get two of them. >> and the mayor says that's the point. he's counting on the ban becoming a deterrent for people not wanting to buy two sodas. he's also confident the ruling will be overturned. >> limiting the size of sugary beverages is consistent with the board of health's tradition and its mission, and we believe that ultimately the courts will find it consistent with the law. >> the ban, or portion control as the mayor calls it, puts a 16 ounce cap on sugary drinks sold at restaurants, delis, movie theaters, sports venues and street car
about the big speech that is took place this morning? we had michele bachmann, newt gingrich, scott walker. what were the highlights there? >> reporter: absolutely. well, in gingrich and bachmann, you have two former presidential candidates who are really very still popular within the conservative movement, and bachmann in particular really hit on some notes that conservatives were interested in hearing, mentioned benghazi at some length. scott walker has been makes noises all right about 20916 te -- 20 2016. this crowd, it's a group you would really want on injure side -- your side. people who would really work for you. >> i'm curious about the reaction to rob portman's announcement that he's in favor of gay marriage. are you hearing any rumblings about that? >> reporter: i spent yesterday afternoon talking to attendees about that. there seemed to be an age divide. some of the older folks who are here who i talked to said the party really should stay on the traditional marriage sort of value front whereas this place is about half college students. i talked to a lot of college stude
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